All posts by Sarah Cottrell

Sarah Cottrell

About Sarah Cottrell

Maine-based writer Sarah Cottrell is the voice behind Housewife Plus at the Bangor Daily News and is a regular contributor to Disney’s Babble and Momtastic. She is a co-author in six books including I Still Just Want To Pee Alone from the New York Times Bestselling series. Sarah’s work has also been highlighted and featured by SELF Magazine, National Public Radio, Washington Post, and VICE Tonic.

Will the real adult please stand up?

Will the real adult please stand up?

Will the Real Adult Please Stand Up? By Melissa Mowry of One Mother to Another I fumble around in the darkness, trying to locate the light switch in the pitch black of the master bathroom. I can’t risk the light waking the baby, who is finally, blessedly asleep in the bassinet next to our bed, […]

“Orgasmic birth” cannot possibly be a real thing, can it?

"Orgasmic birth" cannot possibly be a real thing, can it?

“Orgasmic birth” cannot possibly be a real thing, can it? By Hannah Mayer of sKIDmarks Editor’s Note: This piece was first published on Scary Mommy and is being republished here at Housewife Plus with full permission by the author. In a determined effort to reverse my body’s slow but sure transformation into John Goodman, I […]

Five killer stress busters that made me a better mother

Five killer stress busters that made me a better mother (At least I'd like to think they did) By Diane Atwood

On Christmas day, 1983, my husband and I had our first child. If nothing much had stressed me out before, now that I was a mother, nearly everything did.

5 Ways to teach your kids the power of optimism

The most amazing gift in life that I can give my kids – besides my unconditional love, of course – is the power of optimism. When a kid has the super hero-like power of optimism he can handle any of the tussles that life will surely throw his way. Optimism is that fundamental belief that […]

6 Truths Hiding Under A Maine Mom’s Giant Winter Coat

Housewife Plus author Sarah Cottrell

As a stay at home mom, I have very few options for being fashionable thanks to chasing kids and cleaning messes all day. I mean let’s get real. Being a mom is a dirty, busy, crazy job and high heels, hunter orange or Tiffany blue polish, and polka dot silk scarves are just not exactly […]